What can we learn from the farming insects?

Humans aren't the only species that farms; leafcutter ants, termites, and some beetles grow their own food. A working group met recently at SFI to explore the evolution of agriculture in insects and humans.

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In memoriam: Harold Morowitz

Harold Morowitz, a leading figure in shaping the scientific and popular understanding of the chemical origins of life on Earth, passed away March 22 in Fairfax, Va.

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Modeling an ancient people

Drawing on the richness of data and questions that arose out of agent-based simulations of the Artificial Anasazi Project that originated at SFI in the mid 1990s, SFI External Professor George Gumerman and Alan Swedlund (UMass Amherst) have taken their simulation one step further in a revised model they call the Artificial Long House Valley model.

 
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